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Inhaltsangabe: Cities were the core of a changing economy and culture that penetrated the rural hinterland and remade the South in the decades following the Civil War. In New Men, New Cities, New South, Don Doyle argues that if the plantation was the world the slaveholders made, the urban centers of the New South formed the world made by merchants, manufacturers, and financiers. The book's title evokes the exuberant rhetoric of New South boosterism, which continually extolled the "new men" who dominated the city-building process, but Doyle also explores the key role of women in defining the urban upper class.
Doyle uses four cities as case studies to represent the diversity of the region and to illuminate the responses businessmen made to the challenges and opportunities of the postbellum South. Two interior railroad centers, Atlanta and Nashville, displayed the most vibrant commercial and industrial energy of the region, and both cities fostered a dynamic class of entrepreneurs. These business leaders' collective efforts to develop their cities and to establish formal associations that served their common interests forged them into a coherent and durable urban upper class by the late nineteenth century. The rising business class also helped establish a new pattern of race relations shaped by a commitment to economic progress through the development of the South's human resources, including the black labor force. But the "new men" of the cities then used legal segregation to control competition between the races.
Charleston and Mobile, old seaports that had served the antebellum plantation economy with great success, stagnated when their status as trade centers declined after the war. Although individual entrepreneurs thrived in both cities, their efforts at community enterprise were unsuccessful, and in many instances they remained outside the social elite. As a result, conservative ways became more firmly entrenched, including a system of race relations based on the antebellum combination of paternalism and neglect rather than segregation. Talent, energy, and investment capital tended to drain away to more vital cities.
In many respects, as Doyle shows, the business class of the New South failed in its quest for economic development and social reform. Nevertheless, its legacy of railroads, factories, urban growth, and changes in the character of race relations shaped the world most southerners live in today.
"A fine book filled with astute insights, shrewd judgments, and interesting vignettes. It is soundly researched, and the arguments are convincingly developed."-- Labor History
Titel: New Men, New Cities, New South: Atlanta, ...
Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press
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Buchbeschreibung University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP93879218
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 0807818836 Hardback book with dust jacket in acceptable condition. ex-library book with usual ex-library markings and wear Thanks for your interest in our book!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1047885
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808078188314.0
Buchbeschreibung University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. This book is autographed and inscribed by the author on the title page. It is in very good to fine condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. It appears to have not had use. The cover has minor bumps and scuffs. There is no creasing on the spine. The inscription reads: For Jay Chetney with best wishes, Don H. Doyle.". Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018196
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808078188313.0
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Caroli, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110807818836
Buchbeschreibung University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1ST. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0807818836
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press 1990-02-01, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1st. 0807818836. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 721213
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 807818836